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Cop jailed One Year for being Gang Member

A senior police officer, who was found to part of a secret society and the headman of a motorcycle gang, was sentenced to one year.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sia Chin Sun v Yong Wai Poh

Civil procedure - Parties - Joinder; Civil procedure - Stay of proceedings; Civil procedure - Injunction

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 142; Source: Singapore Law Watch

AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas

Contract - Breach; Contract - Consideration - Promissory estoppel; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Courts and Jurisdiction - Court judgments - Declaratory

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 143; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd v Pang Chee Kuan

Contract - Contractual terms - Rules of construction; Contract - Frustration; Contract - Contractual terms - Restraint of trade clause; Contract - Breach; Evidence - Principles - Necessity for best evidence; Tort - Defamation - Defamatory statements

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 139; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yuanta Asset Management International Limited and Another v Telemedia Pacific Group Limited and Another, and Another Appeal

Contract - Breach; Equity - Fiduciary relationships; Equity - Remedies - Equitable compensation; Tort - Conspiracy; Tort - Inducement of breach of contract; Tort - Conversion; Trusts - Breach of trust

Date: 20 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA(I) 03; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ganesh Paulraj v Avantgarde Shipping Pte Ltd

Companies - Striking off defunct companies - Restoration of struck off company

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 140; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Vikneswaren Ramu and Another

Criminal procedure and sentencing - sentencing - importation of diamorphine without authorisation

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 138; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court orders Freeze on $1m of Assets in Dispute over Wills

The High Court has ordered a temporary freeze on $1 million of assets belonging to a businessman whose former close friend had sued him for the return of monies transferred to him.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court gives Hyflux Six-Month Break from Creditors; Company in search of S$200m Rescue Financing

The High Court has granted struggling water project developer Hyflux a six-month reprieve from creditors so that they can workout a survival plan and reorganise its debt.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Family Justice (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 20 June 2018.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 409; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Reminder on Duty of the Operator of an Amusement Ride to Submit Any Safety Bulletin

This Circular is to notify all operators to submit a copy of the safety bulletin to the Commissioner within 7 days after receiving the bulletin from the designer or manufacturer of the amusement ride and the Commissioner should be informed before implementing any measure specified in the safety bulletin.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Singapore and Kenya sign Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation

Singapore has signed a comprehensive agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA) with the Republic of Kenya on 12 June 2018.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Finance

Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Mastermind of Motor Insurance Scam jailed Nine Years

A man was jailed nine years yesterday for masterminding an elaborate motor insurance scam involving the largest amount of fraudulent claims to date - almost $1.6 million.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Wedding Company fined $100,000 for Worker's Death

A wedding services company was fined $100,000 for the lapses that led to the death of a worker who fell from the top of a wedding dais after fixing some linen cloth to the ceiling.

Jurong Shipyard fined S$230,000 for Safety Lapses resulting in Worker's Death Bangladeshi Worker entitled to Overtime Pay Government accepts National Wages Council Recommendations for 2018/2019 more

Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2018 PCCW Media Ltd v M1 Ltd and Others more

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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